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Nimrod Speaker Kit

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    SKU: V-5873-Nimrod Nimrod Speaker Kit

    $1,145.00 per each without cabinets
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    Visaton Speaker Kit - Nimrod
    Art. No. 5873

    Visaton Nimrod Speaker Kit
    Visaton Nimrod - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.


    Characteristics and Sound Properties
    Let's go back to the 1970s in the UK to the creation of the legendary BBC monitors and the larger speaker models for home use. This was a time when listening to music still involved good old vinyl records and was a pleasure to be enjoyed. Our aim in producing the NIMROD was to revive this feeling from the past.

    The visual appearance was, therefore, clearly predefined. In terms of acoustics, however, we have used such state-of-the-art drivers as the highly praised B 100 - 6 Ohm to achieve the best possible results.
    This is also the reason why we opted for the G 25 FFL - 8 Ohm fabric dome tweeter, equipped with a waveguide and meticulously adapted to the radiation characteristics of the B 100 - 6 Ohm. The off-centre positioning of the medium to high-frequency unit further optimises the radiation pattern and is unusual for loudspeakers of this type. The bass foundation and with it the much appreciated mellow aspect of the British models is accounted for by the GF 200 - 2 x 4 Ohm woofer.

    But how did the name NIMROD come about? NIMROD is the 9th variation of the orchestral work entitled "Enigma" by the British composer Edward Elgar, which was dedicated to one of his closest friends, the German August Jaeger. The name is a play on words, as the biblical Nimrod was a great hunter, and the German word "Jaeger" means "hunter", and reflects an episode that happened between these two great friends. At the end of the 19th century, Elgar was in a depressed state, "very ill at heart with music", and was considering giving up composing. His friend, August Jaeger, tried to cheer him up by reminding him that Ludwig van Beethoven, despite serious worries, continued to write fascinating pieces of music. This led to the first bars of NIMROD and to Elgar continuing to compose music.

    This British-German friendship through music was the decisive factor in the naming of the NIMROD and also shows our long-standing connection to British colleagues and friends, which we would like to celebrate with the Nimrod.

    What does the NIMROD sound like? One might be tempted to describe it as the perfect British-German combination. On the one hand, you have the mellifluous, room-filling sound of the British loudspeakers from times gone by, but on the other hand, you also have the high-grade precision of modern German engineering. Not too much of either, but not too little, either.


    Technical Specifications

    Rated power 120 W
    Music Resilience 180 W
    Nominal impedance Z 4 Ohm
    Transmission range (-10 dB) 31-20000 Hz
    Average sound pressure level 84 dB (1W/1m)
    Crossover frequency 2300 Hz
    Principle of Housing Bassreflex
    Net volume 34.5 l + 1.5 l
    Outer dimension height 606 mm (1011 mm with base)
    Outer dimension width 304 mm
    Outer dimension depth 320 mm


    Frequency and Impedance Response

    Visaton Nimrod Speaker Kits Frequency and Impedance Response Diagram
    Frequency Response and Impedance Graph


    Exploded Cabinet Drawing

    Exploded Speaker Box Drawing




    Internal Damping


    Component Parts List for Each Box - Supplied with Kit
    The kit comes with all necessary components (see list below for one box), one set if the speaker is an each, or two sets for a pair, see price above for details.

    Woofer GF 200 - 2 x 4 Ohm 1 pc.
    Midrange driver B 100 6 Ohm 1 pc.
    Tweeter G 25 FFL - 8 Ohm 1 pc.
    Waveguide Waveguide WG 148 R 1 pc.
    Switch NIMROD 1 pc.
    Terminal ST77 1 pc.
    Damping material Polyester wool
    2 Btl
    Countersunk screws 3.5 x 25 mm
    10 pcs
    Screws (cylinder head) 4 x 25 mm
    Screws (cylinder head) 5 x 30 mm
    6 pcs
    Cable 2 x 1.5 mm² 2 m
    Covering fabric 50 cm (black)
    0.8 m
    Frame dowels   6pcs


    Speaker Cabinet Material List to Make 1 Box - Not Supplied with Kit

    Parts for One Box (not supplied) Size (mm) Quantity
    Material: 19 mm chipboard or MDF recommended
    Front panel 266 x 546 mm 1
    Lid and bottom 304 x 320 2
    Sides 606 x 320 2
    Back wall 266 x 568 1
    Material: 16 mm chipboard or MDF
    Bass reflex board 266 x 222 mm 1
    Back panel for midrange housing 116 x 172 mm 1
    Side panel for mid range housing 116 x 88 mm 1
    Stiffening board 266 x 262 mm 2
    Bracing at the top horizontally *) 20 x 125mm 1
    Strut top vertical *) 20 x 160 mm 1
    Bracing below horizontally *) 20 x 125 mm 1
    Strut bottom vertical *) 20 x 222 mm 1
    Covering frame 294 x 596 mm 1

    Parts for One Stand (not supplied) Size (mm) Quantity
    Material: 19 mm chipboard or MDF recommended
    Strut 216 x 100 mm 1
    Material: 10 mm chipboard or MDF recommended
    Floor slab 304 x 320 1
    Spacer for box Ø 25 mm 4
    Material: 44x 44 mm squared timber
    Above L=320 mm 1
    Sides L=356 mm

    Terminal - Turnout 380 mm
    Soft - woofer 390 mm
    Bridge woofer 300 mm
    Soft - midrange drivers 390 mm
    Soft - Tweeter 540 mm




    Speaker Cabinet Dimensions

    Loudspeaker Box Construction Diagram - all dimensions in mm.


    Crossover - Supplied with Kit Already Assembled


    Speaker Kit Crossover Circuit